U.S. Army Apache!!
>THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING US SAFE AT HOME IN THE U.S.A.MAY GOD KEEP YOU ALL SAFE AND BRING YOU HOME SOON.KATHY
>The U.S. needs to turn our troops loose and let them do the job that they were sent there to do. If we had a President with balls, he would do so. But, unfortunateley all we have is an acting President who would not give a rats behing for our troops. This so called President is actually an acting President. He has not proven to be an American citizen. We need a Senator with the necessary balls to call for a Congressional Investigation on this Muslim's birth status while there is still time.
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR TROOPS
>Call sign: RicepaddyUSAF 68-81, Jungle country 69-70,73-74. Shoot them all and let God Sort them Out.. Just like my war, they're Afgan's be day, and Taliban by night, and they will use anything and everyone as part of their weapons.
>Our troops should only be put in harms way when absolutely necessary and only after executing a scorched earth policy, where we carpet bomb our enemy back to the stone age. Then if some piece of sh** managed to survive and crawl out from some hole to throw so much as a stone at our troops….we hit them again and again. This enemy only understands two things, strength and weakness. They despise and exploit our weakness but they respect and fear our strength. God Bless our troops.
>Great job guys! Semper Fi!! That said, it's absolutely ridiculous that it took so long & you had to ask for permission. What an absurd idea!! It's the kind of idiocy that has gotten so many fighting men killed in Nam and since. We spend countless 100's of thousands of dollars teaching, training over and over again every pilot, gunner, & officer in the field. And when the time comes for him to use his knowledge and skill he has to get permission from someone who isn't there. How stupid to treat well trained fighters like idiots. Let the men you've trained do what you trained them to do. If they screw up take care of them. Officers and senior enlisted personnel in charge of troops should be allowed to make decisions immediately that are in line with established "Rules of Engagement" and not have to depend on some pinhead hundreds of miles away (or even in Florida looking at a satellite feed)! It's why I favor and have more respect for the "good ole' days"! Keep taking it to 'em! Hooooraahh!!
>It sounds so much like the political crap we had to put with Vietnam, which probably got more good Marines killed than the VC ever could have. Protect yourself Marines, keep your eyes open and your rifles ready.
>Hoorah…kicking ass and not taken names. God Bless you boys!!!
>Good Job Mr. Wally Beddoe, CPL USMC 81-85!!!Thank you and yours for your service!!!!!!!WE ALL APPRECIATE IT AND PRAY FOR YOU DAILY!!!Chuck WalkerSan Jose, CA
>I am very proud of each one of you. This a war and not a movie. Our men are sincere in what they do and they know what the cost of freedom is. WE need to use the same courage and fight those in Washington who are trying to take away the freedom by using false words of how the government will take care of us. We Americans have been taking care of ourselves for years. Thanks guys and gals and God Bless.
>Thanks for all you are giving up to keep use safe at home.Keep up the good work!! God Bless.
>Finally, someone read all your comments as being written by people watching an "arcade game". Those were not metal ducks being pulled across their gun sights; they were a bunch of confused and frightened human beings, who just happened to be born in the wrong place at the wrong time (we all hope and pray). Yes, we are at war and here are a band of "brothers" pushed out into the night with bad intentions and killing weapons but also as sitting ducks. It is one thing to be there and be pulling the trigger and quite another to be viewing this incredible footage. The proper reaction is silence or maybe God help us find another way to communicate with these people. Oh, BTW, we are not at war with the Afghanistan or even the Taliban but with groups who act like and say they are terrorists and who are affiliated with Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Ladin. The Taliban are a religious sect and it is important to the future of America and the world that this not be forever labeled as a war of Christianity against Muslims (any Sect).Also, with respect to the 10-minute wait, it only magnifies the awesome power we have even when we have to wait to reduce the risk of civilian casualties. May your God forgive us for these deaths and continue to guide whomever possesses this awesome power in the future.
>I despair when I see some of the comments here. What is the problem you have with checking that you are not firing on innocent civilians – or worse – blue on blue. You act as though this conflict is just an arcade game.With all your might, your organisation doesn't have a system in place to get authorisation in a shorter time?Remember, the need for authorisation came about because of so many US past cock-ups. Come on, learn from history, it is not as though you have much of it to study!
>I was an Army gunship pilot in Vietnam that experienced the same "wait for permission / approval to return fire" crap. We learned to make up approval initials when our guys on the ground were in trouble. Screw the bureaucrats in their comfortable houses back home! And no one ever said shit about it.
>Thank You Men and Women for my Freedom!!!!!!!!I hope my Kids get to enjoy it too!!!!!!C.Brown from south Texas
>Civilians have been killed in every war that was ever fought, and they'll be killed in every war from now on. Collateral damage. And if they let the cowards of the Taliban or Al Qaeda hide amongst them and use them as shields, so be it. No sleep should be lost over it and no assholes in Washington, D.C. (District Of Criminals) should be calling any shots for the troops in the field in harm's way. They haven't the experience and they sure as hell haven't earned that right !! If the ROE were to kill the enemy by any and all means available, the troops would have been home years ago.
Viet Nam veteran- 1962-'63.
>My only fear here is that showing these tactics videos will show the enemy how to pose as dead and not be shot. If they all fell to the ground after the first volley, they would have looked dead and the choppers might have moved on. I just hope these guys don't get training from someone with internet access who can study these videos and learn how to better hide from our forces
>I am glad they are concerned about collateral damage and all but, 10 minutes!!! You're breakin my balls man.
>As a former Marine I say kill them all.
>We check 6 times….. I wonder how many times the Taliban checks before they fire upon us????
>Great work. Semper Fi. Once again the ROE is causing our troops to fight with handcuffs on. Didn't we learn that we can't do that in Nam. We have the best military on the planet and we should trust them to do their jobs. Maybe it is time to elect people who have served in the military. God (yes I said God) bless our troops. Come home safe.
>Well done…keep up the good work. Many blessings and prayers.
>They had the same Bulls@*t rules in Vietnam…..We all know how that turned out.
>Killing ten terrorists at a time each time we can will keep this war going on and on. Why not just blockade the entire Persian Gulf? Nothing goes in, nothing comes out. Then notify other countries – especially those who require wheat or technology from us – that if they do business with those mid-east countries, they don't do business with us. If they are not allowed to export their oil and drugs they won't make the billions of dollars that fund world-wide terrorism, which is a very costly operation. The Taliban and Al Qaeda will be reduced to nothing more than local thugs. That blockade also must includes flights in and out of the area. Within one year, we'll be calling the tunes, including oil prices.
>Just keep on kicking those butts! Take all precausion possible to avoid civilian deaths, but don't put our troops in harms way if the situation calls for action.
It is always better to beg forgiveness than to ask for permission!
God Bless Our Troops and God Bless America.Happy Independence Day, 234 and counting!
>Kill them all-let God sort it out–oh no, that not PC OK-what I meant to say was- Thank you -everyday-Thank you. God Bless and keep you safe. Thank you. USAFVet-72-76
>outstanding work, bros; death from above–they never, ever look up.
>Geat Job Bro's
JoeUS Army Nam Vet1965-1971
>YGTBSM!!! He has to get clearance SIX times before he can engage the enemy!
You can't win with those kind of restrictions.
>I find it amusing that such attention is paid to encounters that involve platoon sized elements. These skirmishes sure seem to please the folks back home, though…
>A lot of people seem to think we are still at war with Afghanistan when we are not, just the Taliban. There are a lot of women and children living about and being used as human shields. My point is that our own police are not allowed to shoot if it puts a noncombatant at risk. If it were your wife or/and kid in the line of fire you wouldn't want the police to take a single shot until they were clear. If it was up to the crew your wife and kid would be dead (Oh I forgot human life isn't sacred). It makes since to have such strict rules of engagement. I'm very proud of the men and women who put their lives on the line with such conditions.
>Warrior 6 hit the nail on the head. Awful lot of Marine semper Fi and slaps on the back for what is obviously an Army operation. The Marines don't have Apache's. An the Apache's infared system is the best in the business. I know,as a Chinook driver I had to be lead home one night by an Apache gun team because my goggles were almost useless in the low ambient light.
>WAY TO GO 'JARHEADS'! GREAT JOB!WAS THAT AN ARMY APACHE? 'LONGBOW'?
REMEMBER, 'RANGERS LEAD THE WAY' – BUT, AGAIN, YOU BOYZ 'DONE GOOD!'
GOD BLESS! (WATCH YOUR' SIX!)
Warrior-SixUSAR, Former SpecOps pilot!
>Wish you had a real President to support you and your country. It would make life so much easier for you and yours. God bless you and keep you safe.
>Not to take away from the story here but only the Army flies Apaches, the Marines gunship is the Super Corbra. Just a little detail.
Dr. Top 1SG, US Army
>I am sorry, I just posted the long message anonymously and failed to say (shame on me), Thank you for all your service.
>Don't we remember the Taliban were involved in training/harboring the AQ in the times before 9/11 and after. Why does the UN need to restrict the US? If we have to revisit this to explain to our current president so he gets it so he can sleep at night with the poor innocent AQ/Taliban victims of our savagery then let's let him know it by showing our support for the continuation of the 'war of terror.' We need to be less ran by the UN and more led by moral and upright citizens. If the citizens that we select are chosen well we will always be able to answer the question in our national anthem, with yes the star spangle banner does wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave. We have a lot to be humble about and a lot to be thankful but we also have a lot to be concerned. The typical outcome of a UN ruled engagement costs American's lives. Mogadishu is an example of this and will be again if our approach does not change. The news there currently is not good. Hopefully we will get an upper hand and bring peace to this ravaged area. Take a look at this link to see more about this hot spot. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/07/somalia-civil-war-al-qaida
>Strange…. we have brave, patriotic men and women in the Marines and other branches sworn to uphold the constitution, taking orders from a muslim who wants to destroy it….. Strange…
>10 min's is 9:59 to long…
>I wonder what the last thing going through those Talibans' minds was? LEAD! Good work, all around.
>God Bless our troops. Idiots in the government are slowing down the whole show! If they'd just let the military do their job the way they know how we'd all be better off.Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping all of us safe. We love you all.The daughter of a veteran of WWII and the Korean War
>Reminds me of the restrictions imposed in Vietnam. My first tour, with helicopters, if fired upon fire back. My second tour you had to identify, call province chief to make sure they were not friendly native, (didn't matter if you were fired at) after all of that then division had to ok to engage.Mel (retired Army)
>Thanks guys and gals for all you do for America! I truly appreciate it and so does my whole family (father/USCG; brother/Army; and me/USAF). Disgusting having to wait so long…they sure don't!!! They will kill whoever, whenever they can and I am sure they are not asking permission to fire. As far as the enemy is concerned soldiers or civilians, it doesn't matter as long as they take out Americans, Israelites or whoever is the enemy of the minute. Come on all you higher ups, 10 mins…really?!!! The goal is to watch out for our troops, not theirs.
Debbie O.USAF 84-87Beale AFB
>Way to go guys! Oath Keepers!
>I don't knpw if there is room on this page to say what i have to say I served in my usmc from 1960- 1970 i can tell you one you haven't heard I Spent 6 months in cuba we boarded those russian ships with no ammo in our weapons just a scared young marine if one of those guards got triger happy and started to shoot we did not have any clue what we would do but vietnam was for me, i served with a group that did not need the ok to fire that group was 2nd force recon if we incountered fire power we had permission to lock and load and we did it with great pleasure.If you every was to see your buddys get shot with an ak-47 or blown up from a bouncing betty should i say more i don't won't to hear who should or shouldn't die if you ant been there you don't know SEMPER FI Rock and Roll
>Collateral damage is a bad thing, but a fact of war. When we find another method with which to solve differences between nations, then we will have truly evolved. In the mean time, this is what we have, you see the enemy, you take them out, if some idiot runs the wrong direction in panic, well, i'm sorry but too bad.
>GOD BLESS all of you. Stay safe and come home soon and protect OUR borders from drug dealers and other scum!
>Watch out Hajee. Our boys mean business. Wait to go guys.
>Taking care of business… And one does not have to agree with the lag time – rules and laws are separate us from losers like the enemy that America has to deal with…
>Use it against the drug cartels coming across our borders!
>way to go. .just kick ass, no need to take names.semper fi